Lecture – Visibility Analysis – 01 – Task

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      As a park and installation within the city of Copenhagen “Superkilen” is unique in it’s design and appearance. The park consists of two parts, which are different in their surfaces (greenery, differently painted asphalt). Its aspect ratio (long/narrow), the artificial hills and playgrounds/sitting places are restricting the view of the visitors and strengthen their interest in passing it, whereas the differently painted surfaces are giving the people a direction to pass it.

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    • #12493
      Dominik Reisach
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      This is not one specific example but rather a strategy for urban design. Implemented by Theodor Fischer in Munich at the end of the 19th century, a time where straight axes and rectangular grids were popular in the development of new and old quarters, it is derived from a manifesto by Camillo Sitte, City Planning According to Artistic Principles (1889). The idea is to create a street network that is and seems to be more natural, like in a grown medieval town, where the view is always enclosed by buildings.

       

    • #12953
      A M
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      Old town of Cracow is surrounded by Planty – it’s a park. In the past on this place were the Medieval city walls. Nowadays citizens and turists love spending free time in there, it’s very popular place to walk or doing outdoor activieties like jogging, bicykling or skating. The park has an area of 21,000 square meters (5.2 acres) and a length of 4 kilometers (2.5 mi), people are anjoying of ong walks around city centere next to greenery.

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    • #12990
      Florian Brettner
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      High Line Park New YorkHighline Park in New York

      The Highline used to be an old railwaytrack that has been repurposed to a green walkway through the city.

      By it being raised from the ground floor the perception of the environment differs extremely from the crowded and hectic streets of New York. It is regarded as a relaxing and very social place where the usual overstimulation from cars and traffic in gerneral is excluded. This contrast is even enhanced when taking into consideration that one has a brought overview of the city. So the everyday streetlive below can be seen and felt but one can also retract from it and enjoy a more relaxed scenery by walking in the middle of the highline. This restricts their view towards the immediate surroundig houses and greenery.

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      Ahmad Hafez
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      <p style=”text-align: left;”>Kowloon in Hong Kong serves as a bleak example in this regard. As the city was densely populated by refuges during the Japanese occupation in WWII. Where crime and illegal activities ran rampant as the structures were densely constructed beside one another and in most areas on the ground level sun light visibility is absent as well as the lack of basic utilities and services helped fuel this behavior as one could travel from the south of the city to its north on the rooftops of building that consisted of 10 stores or more without stepping on solid ground.</p>

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